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Bill Bratton: Police Officers ‘Feel Under Attack from the Federal Government at the Highest Levels’

National attention on recent cases and the ensuing comments from President Obama and attorney general Eric Holder have led to police forces across the country feeling as if they are “under attack,” says New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton.

“They really do feel under attack — rank-and-file officers and much of American police leadership — they feel that they are under attack from the federal government at the highest levels,” Bratton said on Meet the Press. “We have a lot of talking that we’re going to have to do here to understand all sides of this issue — this is not a one-sided issue.”

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